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Spring 2020

jan

23

Archives of Consciousness: 6 Cuban Artists

Fairfield University Art Museum opens its latest exhibition, Archives of Consciousness: 6 Cuban Artists, with a 5 p.m. lecture in the Quick Center featuring Lillian Guerra, PhD, exhibition curator and professor of history at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

jan

30

Songwriting by the Book: A Lecture on the Italian canzone d’autore

Georgetown University professor Francesci Ciabattoni, PhD, presents a fascinating lecture on the Italian canzone d’autore, from 6:30 – 7 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library multimedia room. Dr. Ciabattoni’s research focuses on Dante and the Middle Ages, the 20th Century short story, and the interplay of music and literature. He has published extensively on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, as well as books on music in Dante’s Comedy and Italy’s songwriters.

feb

7

Cuba Today Panel Discussion: Internet Access, El Paquete, and the New Filmmakers

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Archives of Consciousness: 6 Cuban Artists, Fairfield University Art Museum will host a panel discussion featuring Cuban filmmakers Javier Labrador Deulofeu and Yaima Pardo, artist Julia Weist, and associate professor Michelle Farrell, PhD, from 1 – 4 p.m. in Gonzaga Auditorium. The discussion will be followed by a screening of several Cuban short films and a round-table conversation.

mar

1

National Foreign Language Week

Celebrate National Foreign Language Week with a weeklong series of events, March 1-7, 2020.

mar

25

Modern Languages and Literatures Alumni Career Panel

Join us for an alumni career panel from 7-8 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library multimedia room. The panel will feature six Modern Languages and Literatures alumni, who will discuss their transition from college to career and explain how their language skills helped them achieve their professional goals.

Past Events

Spring/Fall 2019 

"Italian American Films?"
January 4 & 6, 2019, Modern Languages Association, Chicago
Italian Americans On-Screen, Working Group presentation by Professor Mary Ann Carolan, PhD

“The Value of Cross Cultural Studies” Diversity in Italian Studies
January 18, 2019, John D. Calandra Italian Ameriacn Institute, New York
An off-campus lecuture presented by Professor Mary Ann Carolan, PhD

"The Transatlantic Gaze: Italian Cinema, American Film"
February 12, 2019, Tiro a Segno Club, New York
An off-campus lecuture presented by Professor Mary Ann Carolan, PhD

"Italian Futures"
February 15, 2019, Yale University
An off-campus lecuture presented by Professor Mary Ann Carolan, PhD

Read Aloud Day
May 2, 2019, 10 -11:30 a.m., BCC lower level
During this annual event, Spanish 111 students read and present original childrens’ books to kindergarten students from Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport. Each of the books is authored in Spanish and illustrated by the Spanish students as part of their coursework.

International Film Festival
March 4-11, 2019
A weeklong festival of internatonal films presented in their original language with subtitles. This year's films include Benvenuti al sud (Italy, 2010), El fotógrafo de Mauthaosen (Spain, 2018), Aus dem Nichts (Germany, 2017), Le Brio (France, 2017), and Bolshoi (Russia, 2017).

"Black and White and Red Sauce: Spaghetti ala Tarantino"
March 5, 2019, Casa Italiana, New York University
An off-campus lecuture presented by Professor Mary Ann Carolan, PhD

Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread): Film Screening & Panel Discussion
April 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Dimenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
A free film screening of the powerful documentary Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread) followed by a Q&A with Director Gianfranco Norelli, Producer Suma Kurien, and College of Arts & Sciences Dean Richard Greenwald, PhD.

"Finding Your Path in the Academy: Where Do I Go from Yale?"
April 3, 2019, Yale University
An off-campus lecuture presented by Professor Mary Ann Carolan, PhD

Rime: Dante's Workshop of the Heart
April 5, 2019, New York University
Sara Díaz, PhD, presents Dante’s Griselda Complex: The ‘pulcella nuda’ and the Economy of Gift-Exchange, as part of this international syposium.

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